Learn More | Malta Innovation Summit

Malta’s first conference specifically targeted towards nurturing innovation. A gathering for executives, educators, professionals, leaders, innovators, and CEOs who are constantly pushing innovation within their organisations.


The goal of the summit is to accelerate the innovation movement in Malta, and globally, by gathering all stakeholders and sharing real-world experiences, ideas, trends, processes and best practices.


Attendees will participate in a full day of keynotes, presentations, expert panels, workshops and networking opportunities that explore the best methods of adopting innovation in an organisation.

Rewire your brain to think and act innovatively.


Be inspired as world-renowned innovation practitioners explain real-world examples of innovation methodology.


Learn about the current disruptive technologies in Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, Bitcoin, Blockchain, and many others.


Network with like-minded executives and learn their ways of approaching innovation in their own lives and organisations.

The Malta Innovation Summit is organised by NetRefer.


Founded in 2005, NetRefer is a Malta-born and bred software company that is a global leader in performance marketing technology.


This conference was born out of the NetRefer team’s eagerness to learn and share innovation best practices, and to be creative in finding new ways of expressing this passion to learn and share.


The team at NetRefer aims to create a different conference environment where each attendee takes home his or her own approach to instil an innovative culture at a personal level, at an organisation level, at a local level, and also, at an international level.


Through the years, NetRefer has won multiple international awards relating to innovation as well as its customer focused strategy.


While these types of conferences are usually organised by event planners and event organisational committees, this one is led by marketers, tech-nerds, data scientists and AI experts. We want our expertise and passion to reflect the style behind the conference.

“Innovation” is a word that is used and abused. Everyone wants to be innovative. Everyone claims to be innovative. Yet a lot of confusion exists on how to inspire and execute innovation effectively.


Most organisations have tried hard to be innovative. Some are happy with the results, and most others are still battling to fully or partially figure it out.


So what is the real definition of innovation? What are the best real-world examples of innovation? Are there methodologies and best practices we can adopt to be more innovative as a person, as an organisation, and as a nation?


The Malta Innovation Summit is directly aimed at answering these questions and triggering a mindset of innovation that all can benefit from.

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“There is a big need for all stakeholders, especially those in Malta, to come together in one conference hall and lay the foundations for proper sharing of best practices.”

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“If paradise exists it might be Malta” – Huffington Post

Malta has a big potential to become a leading country in innovative areas, both where startups are concerned and through innovative initiatives in more established companies.


While cities like Tel Aviv, London, Berlin and of course Silicon Valley are leading the race for the best innovation ecosystem, Malta’s recent past is a good indication that the seeds of a good startup ecosystem have been sown and it is now up to us, the stakeholders, to help it come into fruition.


More established companies in Malta have also refined their pitch to be able to compete internationally. Some were forced to do so, while others had leaders who had the foresight to instil an innovative culture within a growing organisation.


In the last 50 years since becoming an independent republic, Malta has continued to grow year on year, and establish itself as a hub for the IT Services, Financial Services, Remote Gaming, and Tourism sectors.


The success that came from these sectors in recent years can only be sustained if Malta adopts a more innovative culture at all levels.

Malta has an ambitious Research & Innovation Strategy 2020. The Maltese government has made a commitment with the European Commission that the R&D target will be revised upwards to 2% of GDP to contribute to the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation goals.


The government is putting more emphasis on directly promoting innovation. This falls under the Office of the Prime Minister, and has Hon. Silvio Schembri as the Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation. Even government agencies like MITA, MCA, MCST, Malta Enterprise, University of Malta, and MCAST are pushing the innovation agenda within the island.


Activity of angel investors, incubators, accelerators and crowdfunding is increasing on the island.


The seeds are there for Malta to be THE premier Innovation Island. The Malta Innovation Summit is here to accelerate this.